A maddy laine knitting pattern for a shrug-length cardigan that can fill the bill for dressy or casual wear as well as doing what a cardigan should-- covering up and warding off the occasional chill This design would be a great topper over a LBD, those fancy little frocks, usually worn in the evening, often sleeveless and bare-shouldered. This shrug would cover up as well as complement.
The cardigan is knit with a DK weight yarn in an openwork stitch, using a larger needle size. Add the short length of the garment to that combination and you have a fairly quick knit in your hands. Don't discount a metallic yarn for this topper and add some sparkle to that special occasion.
The knitting pattern, written in both US and metric measurements, includes a schematic drawing.
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21 st and 26 rows = 4"/10cm over stockinette stitch, using 4mm (US6) needles 21 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10cm over garter stitch, using 4mm (US needles) 17 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm over Ridge Lace Pattern, using 5mm (US8) needles